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Crime ring preys on elderly

Multiple agencies break crime ring focused on elderly

After a nearly seven-month-long investigation, members of a countywide hate crime ring targeting the elderly were arrested and arraigned, just in time for Elder Abuse Awareness Month.

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Department heads advance

Hornick named Police Commander, Heffernan to Deputy Police Chief

Two Bethlehem Police Department supervisors were promoted last week by the Town Board.

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Thanks, Chief

Chief of Police Heider retires, Teale sworn in as new chief

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Update: BC teacher arrested after allegedly kissing minor

Police arrested a Bethlehem middle-school teacher

A Bethlehem Central teacher has been arrested for endangering the welfare of a child, following an investigation by Bethlehem police earlier in the week.

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Police: Bank robber caught

Bethlehem police have arrested the alleged robber of the Pioneer Bank on Delaware Avenue from earlier this month, after he visited the bank.

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Local detective honored

Achievement award gives accolades to victim advocates

Detective Sgt. Adam Hornick of the Bethlehem Police Department was this year’s recipient of the Sheriff George L. Infante Outstanding Achievement in Law Enforcement Award.

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Pioneer Bank robbed

The Bethlehem Police Department is investigating a robbery that occurred at the Delaware Avenue Pioneer Bank on Saturday, May 2.

Update: Body found in Hudson River identified

Employee of the North Albany Terminal Company in Glenmont made the discovery

Bethlehem police have identified the body found earlier this week in the Hudson River as David Betterton, 41, of Duchess County, following an autopsy.

RCS student arrested for bomb threat

A 15-year-old Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School student is facing several charges for allegedly writing a bomb threat on a bathroom wall at the school on March 9.

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Feura Bush candelabrum caper nabbed

A Feura Bush teenager allegedly stole a candelabrum from a neighbor’s home and pawned the item, according to police.

Bronx motorcyclist found guilty in absentia

A motorcyclist who led police on a chase down the Northway last year, with two packages of cocaine strapped to himself, was found guilty in absentia on several charges last week, according to the county District Attorney’s Office.

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Shafer facing additional charges for dumpy dirty cat litter

Former county legislator resigns from Bethlehem Democratic Committee

Howard Shafer is facing additional charges tied to him allegedly dumping soiled cat litter several times near two homes, and he reportedly resigned his political committee position.

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UPDATED: Delmar man allegedly had sexual contact with minor

A Delmar man allegedly had an on-going sexual relationship with a person younger than 13 years old for a “considerable amount of time,” according to police.

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Police: Man tried to touch boy in restaurant bathroom

A 38-year-old man allegedly attempted to forcibly touch inside the bathroom at a restaurant in Crossgates Mall on Friday afternoon, March 20, according to police.

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Youth court sees cases decrease

Bethlehem peer program helps adolescents get second chance

Although Bethlehem Youth Court has seen a decrease in cases the last few years, those who go through the program are presented with more charges.

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